Rosa 'Graham Thomas' flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Group/Class: Austin Rose
A high caliber rose with fully double true yellow flowers on a medium-sized shrub, tea-like fragrance, blooms throughout the summer; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil
Graham Thomas Rose is smothered in stunning fragrant yellow flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Graham Thomas Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Graham Thomas Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Graham Thomas Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.